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The Great Basin Smokejumpers provide rapid response to new and ongoing wildfires across the western states.

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Operations

The Great Basin Smokejumper use several sub bases spread across the Great Basin, getting them to new fires very quickly.

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Training

Smokejumping is a tough, demanding profession that requires very rigorous training. Physical fitness is a must!

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Recruitment

Do you want to be a smokejumper? Here's what you need to know about getting a job with us. Start your career today!

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Great Basin Smokejumpers

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Boise Smokejumpers provide wildland fire and hazardous fuels reduction services to BLM and other land managers. Boise smokejumpers assist with wildfire suppression, remote area fire monitoring, prescribed fire, thinning, and other fuels operations. Boise smokejumpers provide professional, effective, and safe fire and aviation services to help land managers meet their objectives. 

Eighty BLM Smokejumpers are stationed at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho. Using high-performance aircraft and parachutes, the jumpers’ primary mission is to be first on the scene when fires occur in remote areas. The Boise Smokejumpers can operate out of Boise or virtually any airport with adequate runway length and fueling capabilities, providing a long-range, large-payload, rapid response to an emerging or ongoing fire.

If you have questions or comments regarding the BLM BoiseSmokejumpers, please contact Boise Smokejumper Recruitment at (208)387-5426. For questions regarding hiring, please contact Smokejumper Crew Supervisor Matt Bowers at (208)387-5426.